A total of 55 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state of Oklahoma late Wednesday morning. Five people have died from the virus, including two in Oklahoma County. Pawnee, Tulsa and Cleveland Counties were the locations of the three other deaths.
KWTV in Oklahoma City reports that 59 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Oklahoma County, which is where Oklahoma City is located, has the most infections with 55 cases. Canadian, Creek and Kay counties have five cases per county. Custer, Logan, Payne, Wagoner and Washington counties have three cases in their respective counties. Adair, Garvin and Noble counties have two cases in each county. Bryan, Carter, Delaware, Grady, Jackson, Mayes, McClain, Muskogee, Osage, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie and Stephens counties all have one case per county.
The first person ages 5 to 17 is confirmed to have the virus. The age range is 0 to 91.
Also worth noting down is that 805 test results appear to be negative. The negative test results are only from the state public health laboratory and don’t include private lab negative results.
For travelers who are returning from a Level 3 Travel Health Notice region, the state health department asks they stay at home, monitor their health and practice social distancing within the home.
The state health department advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever or coughing to stay home and limit person-to-person engagement.